Trombonist, composer, and educator Naomi Siegel creates work geared towards authentic expression and honest connection.
A winner of an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for Emerging Artist of the Year, her expressive trombone playing is changing the way the trombone is heard and viewed. Fusing folk melodies with fantastical soundscapes and tight grooves, she plays her own style of indie-folk/pop/jazz that transcends genre.
As a music educator, she teaches privately and in workshop and ensemble settings working with students to develop their own sound, improvisation skills and compositional voice. She has been a guest artist and faculty at schools and institutions including Whitman College, University of Montana, Garfield High School, Stanford Jazz Workshop, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle JazzEd, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Metropolitan State University, University of Colorado, and Goucher College.
In 2016 she moved to Missoula to be more integrated with nature and family. The following year she launched Lakebottom Sound, an organization that enlivens Missoula’s creative music scene through concerts (Lakebottom Sound Series), workshops, and jam sessions (The FreeSessions).